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Personal column: She misses her siblings but being an ‘only child’ has its benefits

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Personal column: She misses her siblings but being an ‘only child’ has its benefits

Grace Mernagh

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As of August 18, I have become an only child due to my two older siblings leaving for college. And oh my, has this changed my daily routine. I don’t have to worry about my brother, Austin, waking up in time for school, and I don’t have to work around my sister, Kylee, in the bathroom while getting ready. Then I have to drive myself to school and park on my own, which is a challenge especially when it’s between two cars. So then I go to school and I never get to see my brother in the hallways, which is something I low key really miss. Then I go to volleyball practice and make my way home, again driving all by myself. But a plus is that when I get home I don’t have to agree with two other people about what we are eating for dinner. If I’m craving something, then that’s what we have for dinner. Then after I eat, I do my homework and usually have to call Kylee if I have a question, or don’t know how to do something. After I do my homework, I shower and go to bed in my room that I am supposed to be sharing with Kylee.
Although it sounds like being an only child really stinks, there are definitely positives. Of course, those positives include picking what is for dinner along with not having to worry about dying from Austin’s driving skills, even though he will not admit that one. As an only child, I also get to hang out with my parents a lot more, and my mom and I can team up on my dad so that we don’t have to watch basketball or baseball 24/7. All in all, being an only child defiantly has its benefits, but I really miss my best friends.

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